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ICAR signs MoUs with NIAS NIF to serve Indian agriculture better

In order to execute collaborative R D and support grassroots innovations ICAR signed two MoUs with NIAS Bangaluru and NIF Ahmedabad
ICAR signs MoUs with NIAS NIF to serve Indian agriculture better

In order to execute collaborative R&D and support grassroots innovations, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) signed two MoUs with the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangaluru and National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF), Ahmedabad.
 
The event, organised in New Delhi, aimed at harnessing the synergies of these three important institutions and highlighted the possibilities for much needed emphasis on multi-disciplinary R&D activities and nurturing innovations from the informal sector.
 
In case of NIAS, particular areas of mutual interest included bio-security, gender studies and agricultural policy while with NIF, rural innovations and traditional knowledge are regarded important issues for collaborations.

Dr S Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR inked these MoUs with Prof. Anil Gupta, Executive Vice-Chair, NIF and Dr Baldev Raj, Director, NIAS in the presence of R Rajagopal, Additional Secretary (DARE) & Secretary (ICAR).

The collaborations will help in development of science, skill and society. It will catalyse people-to-people contact and transfer of technology to better answer the issues of rural masses. Partnership and synergy between these organisations will help ICAR serving Indian agriculture better. 

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